As Oreo scampers around in the garden with another dog, the owl with its keen vision and wing feathers adapted to fly silently at night, appears out of nowhere. The rarely witnessed behaviour show how close the dog called Oreo comes to being plucked from the ground by the owl with its razor sharp talons that can exert bone-crushing pressures of 500lb per square inch. "I think Sheena was probably more shook up than the dog. They are known to take foxes and young coyotes as well as skunks, seemingly oblivious to the strong defensive odours the animals produce. Only when Oreo's owner Sheena Tarrant screams at the owl does it vanish into the night. Oreo - described as the family's "grumpy old man" - remains blissfully unaware that he almost became the owl's supper. A CCTV camera captures the incredible bravado of a great horned owl with a powerful five-foot wing span swooping down on a tiny Lhasa apso. Her husband Kent told Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's On the Go show how lucky Oreo had been to survive. Hilarious owl turns his head UPSIDE DOWN. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express A heron and a snake got into a most unusual fight - over a FISH SUPPER. "I'm going to guess it was a mistake, the owl thought the little white dog was a rabbit.". "After that, Sheena turned around and bawled at the owl. newspaper archive. The owl looks like he hit the door, he's a little bit disoriented. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. "The minute she turned around and called the dogs in, the old owl swooped right in and tried to grab our dog Oreo," said Kent. WATCH: Huge great horned owl attacks a pet dog THIS is the moment when one of the forest's most fearsome creatures comes within a whisker of snatching a pet dog. The couple had let their dogs out when they arrived at their home in Wabush, Labrador, after long drive earlier this week. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, The camera follows as the bird, almost twice the size of 11 year old Oreo, dive-bombs the dog but somehow misses at the last split second. Great horned owls are one of North America's commonest owls and take a variety of prey, although small nocturnal rodents are a mainstay. Camilla befriends owl in Abu Dhabi but chickens out of holding falcon, European eagle owl sparks investigation after being found in Wales, CCTV cameras caught the owl attacking the dog, Sheena Tarrant screamed at the owl to scare it, Adorable owl's beak glued shut with TAR during roadworks, Winter's Tails: Saving Madagascar's 'Forest of Hope', What hoo looking at? Sheena grabbed the two dogs, tried to bring 'em in the house and the old owl took off then.". Described as one of the world's most adaptable birds, great horned owls are found across a wide range of habitats, including suburban gardens and parks where they will attack cats and, occasionally, small dogs. "The owl looks like he hit the door, he's a little bit disoriented. The determined bird stalked the fish in a lake in Telangana, India, but didnt know a snake was also eyeing him up. Express. "We're not really sure that he noticed it," added Mr Tarrant. Mrs Tarrant had stepped out into the garden because their other puppy would not venture out.